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Scipio - SHOE15

Title

Scipio - SHOE15

Identifier

SHOE15

Subject

African Americans--History, African Americans--History--To 1863, Artisans, Shoemakers

Source

South Carolina Gazette

Date

October 12, 1769

Trade

Shoemaker

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Moses Mitchell

Home Location

South Carolina

Events

1. Formerly enslaved by Champernown Hondien
2. Self-emancipated from Moses Mitchell

Item Type

Advertisement

Transcription

Twenty Pounds Reward

Run away on Monday last,
A Likely Carolina-born NEGRO FELLOW, named SCIPIO, a Shoemaker by Trade, about Twenty-eight Years of Age, a little pitted with the Small-Pox, sensible, and speaks very good English; can read, and writes a pretty good Hand, of which he may probably avail himself, by furnishing himself with a Ticket in his Master's Name: Had on when he went away, a blue Negro Cloth Jacket, and Trowsers, and is supposed to be harboured either in or about this Town, or gone into the Country, perhaps to wards Black-Mingo, where he formerly belonged to Mr. Champernown Hondien.
Whoever harbours, entertains, or employs him, will be prose-cuted with the utmost Severity. But whoever will deliver him to his Master, or to the Warden of the Work-House, shall have TWENTY POUNDS Reward. from
Sept. 30th, 1769. MOSES MITCHELL
N.B. is the said Fellow will return to his Duty, within Fortv-eight Hours, his past Offence will be forgiven.

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Citation

, “Scipio - SHOE15,” accessed August 11, 2022, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/274.

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